See & hear

You can use the below links to explore many recent productions at Berkeley Rep. Have fun!

2017–18 season

Official trailer: Ain’t Too Proud

Get a glimpse of the electrifying new musical about the life and times of The Temptations! (Sep 2017)

Behind the scenes: Dominique Morisseau and Otis Williams

Ain’t Too Proud—The Life and Times of The Temptations writer Dominique Morisseau and The Temptations founding member Otis Williams talk about the legacy of The Temptations and how their story is relevant today. (Sep 2017)

Sneak peek: Ain’t Too Proud

Drop by rehearsal and listen to the hit songs, see the electrifying choreography, and hear from the creative team behind our new musical about the life and times of The Temptations. (Aug 2017)


2016–17 season

Official trailer: An Octoroon

A sneak peek at Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ bold, in-your-face award-winning play. (Jul 2017)

Behind the scenes: Costumes

Designer Montana Blanco reveals some of his costumes for An Octoroon. (Jun 2017)

Behind the scenes: An Octoroon

Director Eric Ting and select cast members give us the lowdown on bringing Branden Jacobs-Jenkins script to the stage. (Jun 2017)

Behind the scenes: Jasmine Bracey

Actor Jasmine Bracey gives us an inside look at Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ An Octoroon. (Jun 2017)

Behind the scenes: Lance Gardner

Actor Lance Gardner gives us an inside look at Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ An Octoroon. (Jun 2017)

Behind the scenes: Sydney Morton

Actor Sydney Morton gives us an inside look at Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ An Octoroon. (Jun 2017)

“If we won’t tell our stories, who will?”

Delve deeper into Monsoon Wedding with director Mira Nair, composer Vishal Bhardwaj, and lyricist Susan Birkenhead. (Jun 2017)

Official trailer: Monsoon Wedding

Get a sneak peek of the new hit musical from director Mira Nair! (May 2017)

Behind the scenes: Choreography

Choreographer Lorin Latarro shares her thoughts on creating dance for Monsoon Wedding. (May 2017)

“I loved it!”

Audiences are swooning for Monsoon Wedding! (May 2017)

“He’s just brilliant!”

Audiences sing the praises of Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin. (Apr 2017)

Behind the scenes: Director Mira Nair

Peek at early rehearsals for Monsoon Wedding, and hear Mira Nair’s thoughts on bringing her film to the stage. (Apr 2017)

Official trailer: Lisa Loomer’s Roe

Get a glimpse of the “highly entertaining” and “heroic” play that illuminates the personal stories of the women behind the Roe v. Wade decision. (Mar 2017)

Audiences love Hand to God

Hear what they say about this “ferociously funny” comedy. Don’t worry, we caught the spoilers for you. (Mar 2017)

“Superb…powerful”

Hear what audiences have to say about Lisa Loomer’s Roe. (Mar 2017)

Official trailer: Hand to God

Get a glimpse at the “miraculously funny” and “gleefully subversive” Tony Award-nominated play by Robert Askins. (Feb 2017)

Hand to God teaser: Episode Three

@#$% Dave Ivers! (Feb 2017)

Hand to God teaser: Episode Two

Who the @#$% is Tyrone? (Feb 2017)

Hand to God teaser: Episode One

What the @#$% is this about? (Jan 2017)

Official trailer: The Madwoman in the Volvo

Get a sneak peek at Sandra Tsing Loh’s comic romp through a midlife crisis. (Dec 2016)

Official trailer: 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips

Get a sneak peek at Kneehigh’s latest show, perfect for the whole family. (Dec 2016)

“Just magical”

Audiences of all ages love 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips! (Dec 2016)

946: Special stop-motion animation

Kneehigh’s amazing stage sorcery in 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips inspired us to do a different sort of video! (Dec 2016)

Behind the scenes: Puppet rehearsal

Kneehigh lets us in on a puppet rehearsal for 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips. (Dec 2016)

Behind the scenes: Dance rehearsal

Kneehigh lets us in on a dance rehearsal for 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips. (Dec 2016)

Teaser: 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips

Kneehigh returns with this swingin’ WWII-themed show for the whole family. (Nov 2016)

Behind the scenes: Jeff Augustin and Joshua Kahan Brody

The playwright and director of The Last Tiger in Haiti talk about their work. (Nov 2016)

Behind the scenes: The cast

It Can’t Happen Here cast members reveal what it’s like to perform a play that mirrors our current political climate. (Nov 2016)

Official trailer: The Last Tiger in Haiti

Get a glimpse of Jeff Augustin’s gripping new play. (Oct 2016)

Behind the scenes: The cast of The Last Tiger in Haiti

The cast of Jeff Augustin’s new play wants to share this poignant story with you! (Oct 2016)

Teaser: The Last Tiger in Haiti

The world premiere of Jeff Augustin’s gripping and remarkable tale is now playing. (Oct 2016)

Teaser: The Madwoman in the Volvo

Get a glimpse of Sandra Tsing Loh’s hilarious and candid road trip through middle-age. (Oct 2016)

Official trailer: It Can’t Happen Here

Get a sneak peek at this new adaptation of Sinclair Lewis’ novel, just in time for election season! (Oct 2016)

Behind the scenes: Adaptor Tony Taccone

“The parallels to what’s going on now are so astonishing…” Tony Taccone unpacks the relevance of It Can’t Happen Here. (Sep 2016)

Behind the scenes: Director Lisa Peterson

Get a glimpse at the rehearsal process for It Can’t Happen Here. (Sep 2016)

Behind the scenes: Scenic art

See how our scenic artists created backdrops for It Can’t Happen Here based on the iconic national parks posters. (Sep 2016)

Teaser: It Can’t Happen Here

Our new adaptation of Sinclair Lewis’ novel begins September 23! (Aug 2016)

Discover the 2016–17 season

Tony Taccone, Berkeley Rep’s Michael Leibert Artistic Director, breaks down the shows. (Aug 2016)


2015–16 season

Official trailer: Latin History for Morons

Get a sneak peek at John Leguizamo’s latest show! (Jul 2016)

Audiences represent!

See why audiences love John Leguizamo: Latin History for Morons. (Jul 2016)

Part 2: John on Latin History for Morons

John talks about the difference between doing film and creating a solo show. (Jun 2016)

Part 1: John on Latin History for Morons

What makes this show different from John Leguizamo’s other shows? Find out! (Jun 2016)

Behind the scenes: John Leguizamo

The hilarious Emmy Award-winning performer reveals the inspiration for his Latin History for Morons. (Jun 2016)

Behind the scenes: The cast of For Peter Pan…

Some of the excellent cast members talk about Sarah Ruhl’s newest play. (Jun 2016)

Go to the head of the class

Join us for John Leguizamo: Latin History for Morons and sit at the head of the class! (Jun 2016)

Behind the scenes: Sarah Ruhl

Sarah reveals the lovely inspiration for For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday. (Jun 2016)

Arrr!

Audiences tell us their favorite pirate-isms in Treasure Island. (Jun 2016)

Audience tell some tales

What people like best about this seafaring adventure. (Jun 2016)

Glimpse For Peter Pan…

See scenes from the show and read what reviewers think! (Jun 2016)

Behind the scenes: Les Waters

Director Les Waters shares his insights on Sarah Ruhl’s For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday. (May 2016)

Behind the scenes: Kathleen Chalfant

Featured actor Kathleen Chalfant reveals her thoughts on Sarah Ruhl’s For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday. (May 2016)

For Peter Pan… on TV

Take a look at our TV spot for Sarah Ruhl’s For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday. (May 2016)

Behind the scenes: John Babbo

Meet Treasure Island’s young hero, Jim Hawkins! (May 2016)

Spy on Treasure Island

Get yerself a sneak peek at the swashbucklin’ action! (May 2016)

Raising the Hispaniola

Watch the speedy construction of the Treasure Island set! (Apr 2016)

Behind the scenes: Steven Epp

Meet Treasure Island’s most notorious pirate, Long John Silver! (Apr 2016)

Introducing Treasure Island

Tony Taccone, Berkeley Rep’s Michael Leibert Artistic Director, gives us the scoop on this seafaring adventure. (Apr 2016)

Set sail for Treasure Island

Ahoy, mateys! Get a sneak peek of this here TV spot, and set sail with our crew. (Apr 2016)

Discover Treasure Island

Director Mary Zimmerman reveals the inspiration behind her adaptation of Stevenson’s classic seafaring tale. (Mar 2016)

Behind the scenes: Macbeth

Hear more about Macbeth from some of the cast! (Mar 2016)

Highlights: Macbeth

Get a peek at the Bard’s most notorious play, featuring Conleth Hill and Frances McDormand. (Mar 2016)

Behind the scenes: Tyrone Mitchell Henderson

Tyrone Mitchell Henderson talks about his character Lucien and performing in Julia Cho’s Aubergine. (Mar 2016)

Behind the scenes: Tim Kang

Tim Kang talks about his character of Ray in Julia Cho’s Aubergine. (Feb 2016)

Toil and trouble

Meet the witches in Macbeth! (Feb 2016)

Trailer: Aubergine

Julia Cho’s play earned delicious reviews. See clips, then reserve your seats! (Feb 2016)

Behind the scenes: Sab Shimono

Sab Shimono talks about his character of Ray’s father in Julia Cho’s Aubergine. (Feb 2016)

Behind the scenes: Jennifer Lim

Jennifer Lim talks about Aubergine and her character Cornelia. (Feb 2016)

Something wicked on TV

Hark! Our TV spot for Macbeth arrives. (Feb 2016)

Aubergine on TV

Check out our TV spot for Julia Cho’s Aubergine. (Jan 2016)

Meet the playwright

Julia Cho talks about the inspiration for her play, Aubergine. (Jan 2016)

Introducing Aubergine

Tony Taccone, Berkeley Rep’s Michael Leibert Artistic Director, introduces Julia Cho’s bittersweet meditation on family and forgiveness. (Jan 2016)

Behind the scenes: Zakiya Young

Actor Zakiya Young talks about her character Jory in Ayad Akhtar’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Disgraced. (Dec 2015)

Behind the scenes: Behzad Dabu

Actor Behzad Dabu talks about his character Abe in Ayad Akhtar’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Disgraced. (Dec 2015)

Behind the scenes: Bernard White

Actor Bernard White talks about his character Amir in Ayad Akhtar’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Disgraced. (Nov 2015)

Trailer: Disgraced

Disgraced is a hit! See what the critics say, then reserve your seats. (Nov 2015)

Behind the scenes: Kimberly Senior

Director Kimberly Senior discusses Ayad Akhtar’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Disgraced. (Nov 2015)

Sneak peek: The Hypocrites’ Pirates of Penzance

Get a peek at the show—then join the fun! (Oct 2015)

Sneak peek at Disgraced

Playwright Ayad Akhtar gives compelling commentary on his Pulitzer Prize-winning play. (Oct 2015)

Behind the musical

Charismatic director Sean Graney reveals the origins of The Hypocrites’ zany Pirates of Penzance. (Oct 2015)

He is the very model of…

Sing along with a bit from your favorite Pirates of Penzance song—Hypocrites style, of course! (Oct 2015)

Introducing The Hypocrites’ Pirates of Penzance

Tony Taccone, Berkeley Rep’s Michael Leibert Artistic Director, gives us the scoop on this delightfully loopy show. (Oct 2015)

Pirates on TV

Get a glimpse of The Hypocrites’ Pirates of Penzance in our crazy-short TV spot! (Sep 2015)

Promenade with the pirates!

Discover the unique staging in Pirates of Penzance, then pick a promenade or fixed theatre seat! (Sep 2015)

Official trailer

See more scenes and hear original music from Amélie, A New Musical, extended to October 18, 2015! (Sep 2015)

First look: Amélie, A New Musical

Get a sneak peek at the mesmerizing and magical world of Amélie, A New Musical. (Sep 2015)

Behind the musical

“I find it really helpful to just put the Amélie goggles on for a second.” Choreographer Sam Pinkleton breaks down the dynamic movements of Amélie, A New Musical. (Sep 2015)

Behind the musical

“I think people will read this story in a personal way.” Director Pam MacKinnon reveals how she approached Amélie, A New Musical, both thematically and visually. (Aug 2015)

Introducing Amélie, A New Musical

Hear what Tony Taccone, Berkeley Rep’s Michael Leibert Artistic Director, has to say about the world premiere of Amélie, A New Musical. (Aug 2015)

A glimpse at Amélie, A New Musical

Check out our first TV spot for the show! (Aug 2015)

Introducing the 2015–16 season

Get a sneak peek at our new season with Michael Leibert Artistic Director Tony Taccone! (Jul 2015)

More videos (from 2014–15 and earlier) are on individual show pages in our past productions archive.

Program articles

Want to listen to select articles from our programs? Play these audio files online—or download and listen to them on your way to the show.

Red Hot Patriot program

Party People program

Tribes program

Accidental Death of an Anarchist program

The House that will not Stand program

Tristan & Yseult program

The Pianist of Willesden Lane program

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike program

Music and more

Hear songs and other audio clips from our shows.

Tartuffe Page to Stage

Party People music

Party People Page to Stage

Tristan & Yseult music

The Pianist of Willesden Lane music